Available courses

This is the Approaches to Writing Monday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Jac Cattaneo

This is the Story Structure Monday afternoon group (1pm - 3.30pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Bethan Roberts

This is the Approaches to Writing Monday evening group (6.30pm - 9pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Hannah Vincent

This is the Story and Form Tuesday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for writers on the 2nd year of the Autobiography and Life Writing Programme. Tutor: Dr John O'Donoghue

This is the Approaches to Creative Non-Fiction Tuesday afternoon group (1pm -3.30pm) for 1st year CNF writers. Tutor: Holly Dawson

This is the Story Structure Tuesday evening group (6.30pm-9pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Catherine Smith

This is the Approaches to Writing Wednesday Morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Dr Beth Miller

This is the Approaches to Writing (online) Thursday morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

This is the Story Structure Friday morning group (10-12.30am) for 2nd year writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

This is the Writing Poetry Friday Afternoon group (1pm - 3.30pm). Tutor: Verity Spott

This is the Advanced Poetry Workshop Friday afternoon group (1pm-3.30pm). Tutor Dr John McCullough

This is the Advanced Writing Workshop Saturday morning group (10-1pm).Tutor: Umi Sinha

This is the tutor page for tutors on the Creative Writing Programme to share ideas and materials.

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Open Office Hour with Mark on Thursdays 2.30-4pm

by Mark Slater -

Dear All,

I hope you are all settling in and getting the hang of Zoom learning. We will be opening the Zoom sessions a little early and leaving them open after the sessions end so you have more time to socialise.

I will also be running an Office Hour (well, an hour and a half) on Thursdays. You'll find the Zoom details in the right hand column of your course page. Please feel free to drop in on the off chance (I may have to ask you to stay in the Waiting Room for a bit if I'm busy) or contact me to arrange a time. I'm here to help with any aspect of your learning experience whilst on the programme.

All best


P.S. I've attached a couple of useful Zoom tips (though you may have enough by now!)

Welcome to the Creative Writing Programme

by Mark Slater -

Dear All,

A week to go before courses start and we've been busy getting the house in order. Everything should be ready for you now. You should have received a Welcome message from your course tutor and those of you who are new to the CWP should have been emailed your username and password so you can access your course pages. Please check your spam etc. because sometimes emails end up there at the beginning of term!

If you are new to the CWP, please add a picture of yourself to your profile as it really helps everyone to get to know each other at the beginning of term.

We will put up additional information and a guide to using Zoom early next week.

If you have any technical problems using the website please contact info@creativewritingprogramme.org.uk so we can get them sorted out before the beginning of term.

If you are on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the Creative Writing Programme and like or follow the CWP. We are on Twitter at 

https://twitter.com/cwp_uk and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwprog/
Have a good weekend
All best
Mark - Creative Writing Programme Director

Taster Sessions and Courses for 2020/2021

by Mark Slater -

Dear All,

I hope you have managed to stay connected to family and friends over the summer and have found time to relax and stay positive. Hopefully, we have seen the worst of the pandemic and by next spring we will be able to see a bit more of each other.

You may have heard that New Writing South have decided that the Writers' Place is not a safe environment to run classes at the moment. What we used to consider 'cosy', now in a socially-distanced world does not allow us to maintain necessary health and hygiene standards. We are therefore going to be teaching all courses online from October. We will review the situation next year and if it is perfectly safe to do so will find alternative space in the centre of Brighton where we can run classes.

Meanwhile, we are advertising our online courses for October. If you know of anyone who might be interested in studying with us, please could you forward the flyers with details of our Taster Sessions in September that I have attached to this post.

Thank you all so much for you patience and understanding during these difficult times.

All best


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